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It's National Apprenticeship Week!

The Foundation is participating in the U.S. Department of Labor's fifth annual celebration by spotlighting restaurant workers advancing their careers through the restaurant management apprenticeship program.

Learn more about Cassidy, who started as the nation's first restaurant management apprentice and is now a Sous Chef at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant.

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Since 1987, we’ve helped nearly 2,000 students with merit-based undergraduate scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $10,000.

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Come join the first-ever apprenticeship program developed specifically for restaurant, food service, and hospitality.

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Whether you want to get ServSafe certified or become a Certified Secondary Foodservice Educator, we have you covered.

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NRAEF Salutes Service Members on Veteran's Day, Announces Hormel Heroes Scholarship Recipients

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is proud to celebrate Veteran's Day and National Veterans and Military Families month this November. The NRAEF also announced the recipients of the Hormel Heroes Scholarship, supporting students with military backgrounds pursuing careers in culinary arts or a foodservice management related program.

Grant from The Rachael Ray Foundation Offers High Schools Chance to Bring ProStart to Their Students

$375,000 in “ProStart Grow Grants” will help deserving high schools to add ProStart to their curricula or improve their existing ProStart programs.


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The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s mission is to attract, empower and advance today’s and tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice leaders.

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